Closed season 1 March - 30 April inclusive each year.
morwong are normally found around shallow exposed rocky reef areas in
depths between 3-50 metres. They occur along most of the east and south
east coasts of Tasmania.
Banded morwong are not
popularly targeted by recreational fishers, although some are taken in
gillnets and by diving. Their rate of growth is fast in the first 5
years and then slows. Males grow larger than females and mature banded
morwong may be as old as 90 years
The firm, flaky flesh of this
species has a distinctive, medium flavour, though is sometimes
considered dry. It is best cooked in a way that ensures moisture is not
lost such as baking in foil. Suitable to bake, foil-bake, barbeque,
shallow or deep-fry, marinate or poach.